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“Great Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Inn at Blakeslee-Pocono
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Blakeslee
Staten Island, New York
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed here last night. Room was quiet clean comfortable and staff was very helpful. Would stay again if I were in the area. Pool area looked a bit run down and had no towels though. Did not try the breakfast as we slept late.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There was a "brown" stain on the sheets - it came off with soap and water and we covered the spot with towels BUT what was the stain and were the sheets changed (we were just too tired to call and wait for new sheets to be delivered late at night). The carpet felt damp and spongy. We stayed there for location but would never stay there again. This experience makes me think the "Best Western" brand has poor quality control.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
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3 Thank JANE B
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New Jersey
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

My son was in a soccer tournament nearby so we stayed one night to avoid traveling from NJ two days in a row. Slight issue at check in. Was told I had multiple reservations but that got resolved pretty quickly. Room was clean but somehow not really comfortable. No easy chair, no fridge, no extra blankets or pillows. We had 2 double beds with 3 small small pillows each, my bedding came off the mattress ;as described in a previous review. A. C. was difficult to regulate but it did work. Noise from adjacent rooms was noticeable. Did not use the pool or sauna so I can't comment. Breakfast OK. The bottom line; did not get a restful nights sleep.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was recently in the Blakeslee area for a food and wine festival in Split Rock Resort. I made my reservation at the Best Western Inn a month prior to the event for two double sized beds, as we had 4 adults sleeping in the room. I verified with the woman on the phone that it was for 2 beds and she confirmed. This was the only hotel in the area that was showing up online, however I found there are plenty of hotels in the area. There is a holiday inn minutes away, that is almost brand new. After a long day, I showed up at the hotel with my wife, her two parents and her 6 year old brother who was BEAT. I get to the hotel and it looks like a Best Western from 15 years ago. It's an extremely rundown hotel who clearly skimps when it comes to upgrading and renovating. I go to the front desk to check in and I am informed that there are no rooms with 2 beds still available, and all they can provide me is a 1 king sized bed room with a sofa bed. I explain to the person at the front desk that this was not what I reserved, and she simply says there is nothing she can do, rudely I may add. She told me "Go find another hotel if that's what you want." Now I am with a 6 year old who is sleeping on their couch, you think they would be a little more understanding. After 20 minutes of pleading with the front desk person, she finally agrees to call the owner of the hotel. The owner answers the phone, and immediately calls me a liar saying I did not reserve that room. I ask for her to bring up the phone records so I can prove it to her, and she conveniently says that they don't record phone conversations. She continues to say more rude things to me on the phone and eventually tells me that she can take $20 off the bill, take it or leave it. I decided I had wasted enough time and just accepted the $20 reduction. The room did not have enough blankets for us all to sleep in, and it was so small we were all cramped. Overall, this was a horrible experience with even worse customer service, and I hope no one gives this hotel business because that's what they deserve.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Service
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6 Thank Pete P
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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 1 teen, 1 tween) stayed here over a Saturday night. It's just a basic hotel, fine for an overnight pit stop, but I wouldn't want to stay here longer than that.

Location is right off Rt 80 & 115. No real competition in the area. Room was very large, had lots of empty space where an armchair or fridge could go. Beds were doubles, not queens, which is VERY uncomfortable if you are sleeping w/someone you don't want to be in CLOSE contact with all night (i.e. one of your children or siblings!). Mattress wasn't bad, pillows were horrible (but we always bring our own), fitted sheets & mattress pads came off of both beds during the night, so probably old elastic. No extra pillows or blankets in the closet/drawers so make sure you ask at check-in.

Cleanliness could have been better. A few hairs in the bathroom. Carpet seemed dirty, and we found potato chips from a previous guest under our bed. No do-not-disturb sign. Had to ask for one from the maid.

The a/c annoyed the crap out of me. It was a hot weekend, and we put it on high. The fan also helps drown out the road noise (since you are literally right on top of Rt.115). Initially, it worked great. However, once the room got to a certain temp (who knows what that was b/c there was no thermostat, just on/off & high/low), the unit cut off. Total silence. Except for the road noise, of course. And it didn't cut back on once the temp rose. You get to go over & turn it back on once it felt it had gotten warm enough. If you wanted the unit to stay on all night, you had to put it on FAN, not a/c. I tried everything. So by morning, it had gotten rather warm & stuffy in the room.

We didn't try the breakfast b/c we had somewhere to be.

I'll be looking for other options during our next pass-through, but I'm not optimistic.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
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Norwood, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Overall a very nice property, good location. Needs Micro & fridge in room or at least a microwave oven in Breakfast area. Addition of a fitness room would be a welcome addition. Later hours for breakfast on weekends, at least 10:30, prefer 11am I'm on vacation want to sleep in.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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Boonton, New Jersey
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had to be in the Blakeslee,Pa. area and selected this hotel because of the location . Easy on and off of Route 80 ,free breakfast that was above average, great coffee and tea all day and night. Very clean and comfortable indoor pool. Room was nice. The bed was OK but the pad under the sheet kept on wrinkling. Would stay there again if we were in the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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Property: BEST WESTERN Inn at Blakeslee-Pocono
Address: Route 115, Blakeslee, PA 18610
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Blakeslee
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Blakeslee
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Inn at Blakeslee-Pocono 2.5*
Number of rooms: 85
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